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Upper Manhattan Residents Say Skunks Are Stinking Up Neighborhood
SeeBSNY ^ | 27 Sep 2013

Posted on 09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT by shove_it

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Something stinks in upper Manhattan.

Residents claim skunks have invaded Inwood and Washington Heights, roaming the streets surrounding Fort Tryon Park and stinking up the neighborhood.

“I tell my friends down in midtown or Hells Kitchen that there’s a skunk problem up here and they don’t believe it,” resident Mark Bailey said. “They’re in front of every building…they’re not just in the parks, they’re all over.” [...]

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: inwood; manhattan; neighborhood; newyork; newyorkcity; nyc; residents; skunk; skunks; stinking; upper; uppermanhattan; washingtonheights
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Do any FReepers have photo evidence of these alleged skunks?
1 posted on 09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Its probably just the smell from all the potheads in the neighborhood! ;^)


2 posted on 09/29/2013 7:38:04 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces!)
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To: shove_it

Just a pic of the sidewalks in harlam should prove evidence enough.


3 posted on 09/29/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: shove_it

Holder’s Pets!


4 posted on 09/29/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: BullDog108

If Obama had a cat...


5 posted on 09/29/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: shove_it

Upper Manhattan Skunks Say registered Democrats Are Stinking Up Neighborhood


6 posted on 09/29/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: shove_it

7 posted on 09/29/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: shove_it

Those aren’t skunks they’re smelling, those are democRATS.


8 posted on 09/29/2013 7:41:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: shove_it
Diane Lane is from New York City and played a skunk in "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains," but that was in her younger days.


9 posted on 09/29/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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10 posted on 09/29/2013 7:42:13 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: rrrod
"Upper Manhattan Skunks Say registered Democrats Are Stinking Up Neighborhood'

OK. That's the skunks' side of the story.

11 posted on 09/29/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama’s America)
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To: shove_it
I just knew as soon as I read the headlie this one would provide me with a much needed chuckle this morning. As usual Free Republic did not fail me.
12 posted on 09/29/2013 7:45:48 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: rktman

Before all the hate NYC bashing begins, Harlem has been gentrified for years. Inwood is in the process. For some reason, Inwood attracts people from the opera world. I have friends who live there. It’s coming along.

There are dozens of parks there. I’m not at all surprised that they have problems with animals. After all, parts of London are overrun by fox.


13 posted on 09/29/2013 7:45:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: shove_it

They are attracted to all the gobij.


14 posted on 09/29/2013 7:47:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: shove_it

From another article:

“They are ground animals,” Horvath said. “But they will chew through the black plastic bags of trash.”

“The city should be out here giving out garbage cans,” Ackerman said.

Oh, sure, the CITY should give things away. How about residents being required to purchase and use trash cans?


15 posted on 09/29/2013 7:48:20 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: shove_it

Share the smellth. The skunks are undocumented and illegal plus they get along just fine with ‘Rats. NY elites love multicultural diversity of the au naturale of le skunks.


16 posted on 09/29/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: shove_it

They didn’t have a skunk problem before Arkansas Billie opened his offices up there.


17 posted on 09/29/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: shove_it

Many politicians, journos, and paparazzi in the area?


18 posted on 09/29/2013 7:55:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: shove_it

Skunks would actually improve the smell of the area. Maybe they need a stockyard, a landfill, and a sewer treatment plant there to help the skunks overcome the overwhelming stench of the democrat infestation.


19 posted on 09/29/2013 8:01:00 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: shove_it

Skunk juice is sweet perfume compared to the foul odor concentrated in that cesspool of Washington, DC.


20 posted on 09/29/2013 8:04:14 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: shove_it

Plenty of skunks in the Chicago area! And they ain’t shy.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: USMCPOP

In NYC, the landlord or homeowner provides the garbage cans. It’s actually a lot of suburban areas that have government-provided plastic garbage cans. And color-coordinated, too!


22 posted on 09/29/2013 8:06:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: shove_it
I'd be more worried about rabies than smell. We get a lot of rabid ones in Ill. If it looks mangy and acts drunk it's likely rabid.
23 posted on 09/29/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: miss marmelstein

True. I remember some of the parks in and around London that were overrun by deer in the 60’s. Don’t know about today but I remember the foxes as well.


24 posted on 09/29/2013 8:08:54 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: miss marmelstein

The simple reason is that it’s a short subway ride from Lincoln Center. Cheap, but still Manhattan.


25 posted on 09/29/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: miss marmelstein

I worked nothern Manhattan through-out the 90s. I worked in the streets, backyards, rooftops and basements. Inwood was nice, often spent lunch hours bird watching from Seaman Ave...Washington Heights was pretty clean, but dangerous...Harlem was filthy, but not as dangerous as WH.


26 posted on 09/29/2013 8:12:29 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: shove_it

That would not be the ‘papa’ skunk raising his kits.


27 posted on 09/29/2013 8:14:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tflabo

And like Obama, the skunks are both black and white. From a reporter on his campaign plane, the smell is also amazingly, unexplainably similar.


28 posted on 09/29/2013 8:15:11 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: shove_it
It is the democrats like Sharpton out trolling for votes..he stinks real bad from all the dead people he dug up to vote for Obama..
29 posted on 09/29/2013 8:15:24 AM PDT by PLD
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To: CrazyIvan

I would also think that a skunk that is out during the day may also be rabid. Skunks are mostly nocturnal.


30 posted on 09/29/2013 8:20:11 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: shove_it

Do any FReepers have photo evidence of these alleged skunks?

I think you can find the photos on the internet, Google “liberals”.


31 posted on 09/29/2013 8:28:31 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Hardraade

And like Obama, the skunks are both black and white. From a reporter on his campaign plane, the smell is also amazingly, unexplainably similar.

Now why did they have to insult skunks that way?


32 posted on 09/29/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rrrod

A demo'RAT smells like; Who said that?!

33 posted on 09/29/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Fred Hayek
If they look healthy and are active during the day they may have a litter. Parenting is 24/7 in the animal world too!
34 posted on 09/29/2013 8:36:09 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: shove_it

Nah, it’s not skunks; it’s just Occupy Wall Street activists emerging from their lairs (parent’s basements) or homeless shelters. They bathe once a year — if they have to.


35 posted on 09/29/2013 8:41:40 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

NYC skunks have it made. Don’t have to pay extorted taxes, sky high rent, sign up for OSkukaCare and can eat sugar galore free from Nanny Bloomberg’s decree. Why would skunks change that by voting for Democraps?


36 posted on 09/29/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: shove_it

The Demorats are going to be pissed with this name calling.


37 posted on 09/29/2013 9:05:48 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: shove_it

Escapees from Gracie Mansion?


38 posted on 09/29/2013 9:18:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

It’s Bloombutt and his minions.


39 posted on 09/29/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: CrazyIvan

Each evening our two Australian Shepherds and I take a 9 PM run around DuPage.
This summer is the first time We see skunks most every night!

Sometimes we stop and watch them; they are cute.The coyote we saw the other night was NOT CUTE. In fact it made me very uncomfortable, and the dogs, one wild the other crazy were also uncomfortable!


40 posted on 09/29/2013 9:26:03 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: Roccus

As I said, Harlem has been gentrified. It was starting to turn around in the late 90s but take a look at it today. I’ve been in the city since the late 60s, so I know filthy from clean.


41 posted on 09/29/2013 9:33:47 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I see that. They seem to really like Inwood, though.


42 posted on 09/29/2013 9:35:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: tflabo

“Skunk juice is sweet perfume compared to the foul odor concentrated in that cesspool of Washington, DC.”

DC has no skunks! They stay away as a professional courtesy since they are closely related to those who “inhabit” Capitol Hill


43 posted on 09/29/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: shove_it

I got news for ya. You’ve had skunks in the neighborhood since at least the days of Boss Tweed.


44 posted on 09/29/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: miss marmelstein

They’re actually all up through the various Heights and West Harlem as well. But it’s safer, less Hispanic and more suburban up in Inwood.


45 posted on 09/29/2013 9:52:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Hoodat
Say whatever you want about him.
But I believe he handled his little muslim problem very well.

Good job Anthony
46 posted on 09/29/2013 9:54:51 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: 9YearLurker

And now everyone wants to live on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx! I long for the day when the Grand Concourse comes back.


47 posted on 09/29/2013 9:56:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: shove_it

The Skunks decided to improve the city...


48 posted on 09/29/2013 10:07:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: miss marmelstein

Ha—you’re a longer-time NYer than me!

But yeah, I know some artsy people moving up there for the cheaper rent for sure.


49 posted on 09/29/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Hardraade

Bwahaha.


50 posted on 09/29/2013 10:09:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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